The role of adjudications in groundwater governance and management

At the San Gabriel Valley Water Forum held in the fall of 2016, Bill Blomquist, a professor of political science and adjunct professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University at Purdue, gave this presentation on lessons learned from how adjudicated basins have handled groundwater management in California. Bill Blomquist’s research interests concern governmental organization and public policy, with a […]

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Stormwater and MS4 Permits in Southern California – Clean It, Conserve It, But How to Pay for It?

If regulatory issues can be solved, stormwater can be a valuable resource, says Monrovia City Manager Oliver Chi Storm water is the runoff generated when precipitation from rain and snowmelt flows over land or impervious surfaces and into water bodies.  It is often considered a nuisance because it mobilizes pollutants such as motor oil and trash, and is a major […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Water agency officials discuss the California Water Fix

Can the conflict over the Delta tunnels be solved? Officials from Northern, Central, and Southern California discuss the tunnels and other issues that confronting California water managers With the Delta tunnels hearings underway, as well as the update of the State Water Board’s water quality control plan for the Bay-Delta, there is much on the horizon for California water in […]

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Dr. David Sunding and Josue Medellin-Azuara on the economics of drought

At the San Gabriel Valley Water Forum held at the beginning of October in Pomona, Dr. David Sunding gave a presentation on the costs of shortage in urban water systems. Afterwards, Josue Medellin-Azuara discussed the impact of drought on agriculture and food prices. Dr. David Sunding Dr. David Sunding’s presentation to the forum dealt with the economics of shortage and […]

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Urban water conservation programs: How effective are they?

As the exceptionally dry conditions continue, the Governor and agency officials plead for water users to conserve, and water agencies across the state have responded by rolling out an array of water conservation programs in order to encourage consumers to use less water.  But just how effective are these programs?  Kurt Schwabe, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy at […]

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California’s drought: A result of natural hydrologic variability, climate change, or both?

With exceptionally dry conditions continuing with really no end in sight, drought was the main topic at the San Gabriel Valley Water Forum held October 2nd in Pomona.  The forum brought together experts and local water officials to discuss the multiple impacts of drought and how region can best be prepared. The forum opened with a panel of experts discussing […]

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